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Fun, and snappy area for all your sewing notions!
I had been looking around for a place to put all my sewing notions rather than jumbled into a jar...and I couldn't find anything I liked - That is until I saw this fabulous suitcase in a thrift store for $1.50! I washed and dried it out and used some fabric that I already had. I actually just covered it like you would cover a present and then I used a staple gun to fasten the fabric onto the case. I covered the staples with additional fabric, but one could use anything to dress up an old case like this, buttons, ribbon, paper, stickers,etc.! I also made a coordinating pin cushion with a cup I found for 10 cents (that idea came from this website!).

I'm actually not that into pink and green...okay, yes I am.

Posted by Holly W. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Holly W.'s 5 projects »
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alison w.
alison w. · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 2 projects
I'm loving the pin-cushion teacup. Inspired!
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Donna D.
Donna D.
I love this idea. I actually have a bag just like this one somewhere. I got it brand new in 1968. Now I know what to do with it.
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DreamsInBloom
DreamsInBloom · Cedar City, Utah, US · 21 projects
That looks really great. I just sold a suitcase like that (only it was super ugly) at a yard sale I had. If I had seen what you'd done with yours I might have been tempted to keep it and recover it like you did.
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iWunder01
iWunder01 · 6 projects
That is really cute
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mariah ogunda
mariah ogunda · Newport, Rhode Island, US · 11 projects
love these old cases. i have many painted ones for art supplies. thrifty. love your designs.
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mamachka
mamachka
pink and green and pink and green...yay...I Love it!
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Rae Rae The Jet Plane
Rae Rae The Jet Plane · Los Angeles, California, US · 1 project
I have the same type of suitcase that was my grandma's. I kept it in hopes of making it a case for my sewing notions also. It's great!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
ok, I have to go out and find an old suitcaase
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